2020 Timetable (contact sessions) for master's and doctoral students

These contact sessions are COMPULSORY for all new and existing master's and doctoral students, while monthly contact should be maintained between the supervisor and the candidate throughout the research period. Please take note that if you have already attended the workshop on MS Word before, you don't have to attend the workshop again. However, the contact session and progress presentations are compulsory. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their supervisor for an appointment regarding the progress presentations.

First contact session for: MSc (Module Code: GEHR8900);  and PhD (Module Code: GEHR9100 / GEHI9100) Students
3 February 2020
 Welcome/Orientation Session / Registrations
3 February 2020
08:00-08:30 Orientation for all new and existing master's and doctoral students:
Dr Amy Allwright and Prof Abdon Atangana
08:30-10:00 Research methodology:
Dr Modreck Gomo
10:00-10:45 Discussion of proposal and assigning of supervisors. Please contact your Supervisor beforehand.                              

11:00-12:00 Research ethics application process: Willem Killian (Research Development) 
  13:00 - 14:00Graduate Research Management (GRM) training: Nyakallo Nketsi
  14:00 - 14:45Guidelines on using MS Word styles; page numbering; table of contents; cross-referencing, etc. Guidelines for technical layout of dissertations/theses, referencing methods, list of sources, etc.
Dr Francois Fourie
The Contact sessions of the 4th and 5th May 2020 is postponed until further notice. Students who intend to submit at the end of June 2020, must urgently contact their supervisors for alternative arrangements regarding their presentations. 

3-4 August 2020: Progress and Presentation Contact Session
*Newly registered and other MSc and PhD students must present their progress.
*MSc and PhD students planning to submit December 2020 / January 2021 (for the June 2021 graduation) must take note that this contact session is very important and that you must present your theses / dissertation to the academic panel otherwise your supervisor will not sign off the letter in order for you to submit.
3 August 2020
MSc students Presentation to academic panel: 15 minutes
Discussion: 30 minutes
4 August 2020
PhD students Presentation to academic panel: 15 minutes
Discussion: 15 minutes


Please contact us by email for assistance.
We are currently not in our offices, as per the lockdown measures in place for South Africa.

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531
E: lottere@ufs.ac.za

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